Online Courses

IPA ONLINE

The Institute of Public Administration is pleased to outline our wide range of online short training courses and webinar offerings. IPA courses and webinars are delivered by subject matter experts with in-depth experience and knowledge of their specialist areas.

All our offerings incorporate quality content professionally delivered to enhance learning, knowledge and understanding. Disseminating good practice coupled with learner centred development are central to our service philosophy and fundamental to our teaching and facilitation approaches. So as to ensure learning outcomes, particularly for training courses, are achieved class sizes may be limited and similarly there would be a minimum number envisaged to allow for interaction and peer learning.

We are committed to deliver high quality and professional events and where relevant for the training courses, participants will be provided with pre-reading preparatory material so as to commence the participant – specialist engagement in advance of the virtual interaction in the wider class setting.  This material will assist with orientation and group / individual work. This approach is a hallmark of our online training approach.

The IPA Training Prospectus for September to December 2022 will be available shortly.

For a monthly overview of courses scheduled please see our Events Calendar HERE.

Contact us via training@ipa.ie if you would like a copy of the Prospectus emailed to you when it is finalised.

The aim of the Certificate in Audit Skills (CAS) is to develop the skills and knowledge of public sector internal auditors in order to carry out effective audits and make a greater contribution to the governance of their organisations.  The Certificate is an issues-based course focused on skills enhancement to meet the ever-changing needs of the auditor in delivering an added value and quality service. The programme examines in detail, and in a very practical manner, the key areas of the work of an internal auditor.

Commences:
19-21 March 2024
Duration:
12 Days (Four x Three Day Modules)

Courtroom Skills is a one-day intensive training course that is ideal for anyone who may be expected to give evidence in court in a professional capacity. Participants will learn about effective courtroom presentation and communication skills. Particular focus is placed on confidence building and assertive communication. 

Commences:
10 May 2024 | 21 June 2024
Duration:
One Day

The Institute of Public Administration, working in close collaboration with the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage presents the Standards for Rented Houses Training Programme. This training programme is for all staff, both professional/technical and administrative, who have responsibilities related to enforcement of the Housing (Standards for Rented Houses) Regulations 2019.

The programme seeks to bring about a common understanding among Inspectorate Staff, and thereby a standardisation, in interpretation and implementation of the Regulations and guidelines both within individual local authorities and across the sector generally.

Commences:
19 and 20 February 2024
Duration:
Four Days
Accreditation:
Housing Training Network

Commercial Rates Law is a one day online course that is for staff working within the Irish Local Government Sector who are dealing with the process of collecting commercial rates.

Debt Management Units have been established in Irish Local Authorities to deal with many areas of debt management including debts associated with commercial rates, housing rents and housing loans. The focus of this course centres specifically on the area of commercial rates law.

Commences:
Dates to be confirmed
Duration:
One Day Online Course

Fraud affects the whole organisation. Boards and Senior Management have an important role to play in developing a fraud culture.

With the level of scrutiny and accountability that is required from organisations, fraud is a significant risk and Internal Audit plays a significant role when auditing internal controls.   

Commences:
15 May 2024 | 27 November 2024
Duration:
Half Day Online Course

The responsibility for budget management and control is being cascaded down to individual Departments and Centres within Irish Local Government.  This creates a need for those with the responsibility for these areas and Elected Members to understand the financial processes, reports and documents that they are being asked to comment upon.

This half day Budget Management and Control for Local Government course is designed to provide the support needed by detailing the system of preparing budgets, the process by which actual expenditure is calculated and the control system used whereby actual and budgetary figures are compared to produce ‘variances’.  The process of analysing variances, for the purpose of explaining under or over spending is a key aspect of this course, in the same way that is the main means of effecting budgetary control in Local Government.

Commences:
16 May 2024 | 1 October 2024 | 9 December 2024
Duration:
Half Day Online Course

This half-day course aims to provide concrete guidance to assist staff of Departments, State Bodies, Local Authorities and also Not-For-Profit organisations and Charities involved in the delivery of public services, in understanding the key challenges of embedding an appropriate culture and behaviour into the operation of their organisation.

Commences:
2 May 2024 | 6 November 2024
Duration:
Half Day

The Introduction to Internal Audit is a four-day programme, delivered over two modules. The course explores the role of the Internal Auditor, the audit process and the relationship of the internal auditor with management, the audit committee and external audit. The course is very participative with a high emphasis on the theoretical and practical aspects of auditing.  The content of the course has been designed specifically for public sector internal auditors who are new to the function in their organisation.

Commences:
6-7 March 2024 | 21-22 May 2024
Duration:
Four Days (Two x Two Day Modules)

Training Needs Analysis / Learning Needs Analysis is a one day online course designed to equip Training, Learning & Development, Human Resource and Line Management personnel to understand which training needs arise in organisations and where there are gaps in knowledge, skills and behaviours among staff members.

This online course is designed to identify the range of skills required to conduct a Training Needs Analysis (TNA) / Learning Needs Analysis (LNA), the sources of information, the means by which data can be collected and the methods tools which can be used to analysis the needs and identify appropriate solutions.

Commences:
Date to be confirmed
Duration:
One Day Online Course

Domestic Violence and Abuse (DVA) - Its impact in the Workplace is a self directed elearning course for HR Managers, People Managers, Trusted Colleagues and Friends across the Public Service and beyond who will gain valuable insights into how to recognise, respond and refer a colleague who may be experiencing domestic violence and abuse.  It will also raise awareness of the importance of having a Domestic Violence and Abuse Policy in each organisation.

This course supports the Civil Service and the Public Service commitment to raising awareness about Domestic Violence and Abuse.  It supports employers in line with the Civil Service Domestic Violence and Abuse Policy.

Commences:
eLearning Course available for purchase.
Duration:
40 Minute eLearning Course

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